Clint Kaster
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  • Portland, OR
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Distro Hell

Started this discussion. Last reply by Clint Kaster Aug 30, 2010. 6 Replies

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Clint Kaster replied to Karsten W's discussion Looking into starting a small Sound Co, advice?
"Going backward up your questions -- Don't buy anything that you don't have enough immediate work for to make it pay for itself.  Rent what you need from someone willing to give you a good discount until you see enough business to…"
Oct 13, 2013
Clint Kaster posted a blog post

Rack Mount DI

Just a quick note as I was terribly impressed when I unwrapped my 8-ch DI and stereo mixer from SM Pro Audio.  For a very reasonable price, the quality level of the "feel" is really really high.This piece has some immediate uses but is destined to be a little submixer for a female ukelele band -- 8 inputs for ukeleles with individual gain knobs for balancing and a master output!  Gorgeous!See More
Oct 1, 2013
Clint Kaster liked Bill Yekel's discussion I Had to Laugh....
Sep 24, 2013
Clint Kaster replied to George Petersen's discussion EXTERNAL ANTENNAS FOR WIRELESS?
"This could be a holdover from my childhood but I recall that broadcasters had different power settings for day and night -- nighttimes we'd scan for distant radio stations that would pop up on clear nights.  Certainly using the freq…"
Sep 24, 2013
Clint Kaster replied to George Petersen's discussion EXTERNAL ANTENNAS FOR WIRELESS?
"I'm wondering who DOESN'T use boosters and distro?  I can clearly see the difference in a crowded room at 100' when my MC goes jogging around with a single wireless versus the same room with antennas up. We have 24+ channels of…"
Sep 24, 2013
Clint Kaster added a discussion to the group Used Gear
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Shure MX153T/O-TQG Omni Condenser Headworn Microphone with TQG Connector, Tan

We purchased 5 of these Shure units for a show that promptly evaporated -- it was a spec for THEIR wireless and since we're running Sennheiser there are issues with converting the adaptor that I don't need to deal with.$180 each, brand new, in case.  Includes shipping in US.Clint@Smarttechav.comSee More
Sep 2, 2013
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Used Gear

Got some stuff you don't want/need. Looking for something you want. post it here and hope for the best. (This works on the honor system. PAS has no role in what is sold or purchased. This is just like the classified adds in the newspaper.)See More
Sep 2, 2013
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Aug 9, 2013
Clint Kaster and Jeff Taylor are now friends
May 27, 2013
Clint Kaster commented on Clint Kaster's blog post PreSonus 16.4 and 24.4, Chained at last!
"Although there's a slight but noticeable noise floor gain with the DDP.  A very light gate takes care of the issue for rare moments of total silence but on a bigger system than my office it might get more noticeable."
May 27, 2013
Clint Kaster commented on Clint Kaster's blog post PreSonus 16.4 and 24.4, Chained at last!
"Quick followup -- I just added the DDP across the main outs of the 24 and may have solved the gain issue.  I'm able to run the board below the 0db line and make up gain on the DDP.  The stock "Finisher" preset sounds pretty…"
May 27, 2013
Clint Kaster posted a blog post

PreSonus 16.4 and 24.4, Chained at last!

A quick reading of the tea leaves on the internet disabused me of my notion that the 16 and 24 ought to work together AND have a port for computer control.  Let us never forget, however, that there is more than one way to skin a cat.Armed with a dual-point insert snake, I'm wiring the subgroup outs of the 16 (which we feel sound…See More
May 27, 2013
Clint Kaster replied to Pete Rodriguez's discussion Behringer X32 or Soundcraft Si Compact 32
"May 26.  I just downloaded the iPad controller to check out.  First thing, of course, I wanted to look at the channel strips and see how easy my big fingers found them.  I couldn't quite get deep into it, however, as whatever set…"
May 26, 2013
Clint Kaster commented on Clint Kaster's blog post The Final Torture Test
"This would have been more fun if the MC hadn't kept falling off the stage and catching herself on the screen which had its back legs very loosely propped up to save a couple feet of space AND, as we discovered after the show, was moving a bit…"
Apr 1, 2013
Clint Kaster commented on Clint Kaster's blog post The Final Torture Test
Apr 1, 2013
Clint Kaster commented on Clint Kaster's blog post The Final Torture Test
Apr 1, 2013

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What is your full name? (Yes, your real one.)
Clint Kaster
How long have you been doing sound?
22 years
What’s your current gig?
Business Owner
What is your current/favorite audio toy(s)?
APB Spectrasonic

SmartTech AudioVisual

Portland, Oregon
503-516-9980
Clint@SmartTechAV.com

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Rack Mount DI

Posted on October 1, 2013 at 12:52pm 0 Comments

Just a quick note as I was terribly impressed when I unwrapped my 8-ch DI and stereo mixer from SM Pro Audio.  For a very reasonable price, the quality level of the "feel" is really really high.

This piece has some immediate uses but is destined to be a little submixer for a female ukelele band -- 8 inputs for ukeleles with individual gain knobs for balancing and a master output!  Gorgeous!

PreSonus 16.4 and 24.4, Chained at last!

Posted on May 27, 2013 at 12:58pm 2 Comments

A quick reading of the tea leaves on the internet disabused me of my notion that the 16 and 24 ought to work together AND have a port for computer control.  Let us never forget, however, that there is more than one way to skin a cat.

Armed with a dual-point insert snake, I'm wiring the subgroup outs of…

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Impossible Mountain

Posted on March 22, 2013 at 11:36am 0 Comments

Well, here I am standing on a cold sidewalk in front of a crowded noisy bar while the hippie-space-blues band inside howls through their closing numbers, contemplating another trek up Impossible Mountain.  I've agreed to "mix" my girlfriends wonderful 12-piece ukelele band but looking at the crowd of unemployed loggers, greasy pool sharks and Pabst-swilling hipsters I am just a wee bit worried that I've bitten off more than I can chew.  I don't want to spend too much time inside the bar…

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The Final Torture Test

Posted on March 17, 2013 at 11:44pm 3 Comments

This is one of those moments that make my favorite A1 shake his head at me.  The room is roughly shaped like a wide slice of pie with the stage a circular lip at the pointy end.  Eight foot wide pillars block sightlines but allow plenty of sound to bounce from the hard walls perfectly angled to reflect straight back to the stage.  I'm using two iPads with the Mackie DL today because, despite my earlier decision that I hated it, I want to give it a fair shake and also because after a week…
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K-Array Week: Two More Notches In The Belt

Posted on March 15, 2013 at 2:16pm 0 Comments

There aren't many more ways to be excited about this tool.

Back at the Portland Art Museum again with the array -- this time with a capacity crowd and tables set into the area between the two sets of stairs going to stage, behind the array.  We added our Bag End TA6000's across the lip of the stage for some light fill there, dropped the K-Array at the edge of the stairs and filled it out with two VRX halfway down the room.  The VRX might have been overkill but it's easier to have…
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